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Chris Johnson tells Johnny Manziel to keep on partying


Jets running back Chris Johnson said plenty in a recent slow-week interview with  As to Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, the man formerly known as CJ2K opined that the man currently known as Johnny Football (among other things) should continue with his fast life.

Be your own man,” Johnson said, via Dom Cosentino of  “Do what you got to do.  It’s the offseason.  That’s when you get time to do whatever you want to do and live your life.  I’m pretty sure once the season gets here, he’ll be all right.  He’s going to focus in on football.  But this is the time now to where he’ll be able to hang out and do some of the things you want to do.  Because once the season gets here, you really have no life.  It’s just football and football.”

That’s fine, but when a owner who has developed a Steinbrenner streak says “tone it down,” it makes sense to tone it down.  At least a little.

Instead, Manziel responded by doing that one thing that would have seemed like that outlandish, phony multiple-choice option aimed at generating an easy laugh:  “Party with Justin Bieber.”

It remains to be seen whether Manziel’s open act of defiance costs him when the Browns reconvene, and whether the Fourth of July weekend produces any other images of Manziel partying with the likes of Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, and/or one or more of Kardashians.

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56 Responses to “Chris Johnson tells Johnny Manziel to keep on partying”
  1. joeflaccoallday says: Jul 6, 2014 10:03 AM

    “Formerly named CJ2K” everybody still calls him that…..

  2. britishraven says: Jul 6, 2014 10:04 AM

    If Chris Johnson is defending your lifestyle you should probably change it

  3. joeflaccoallday says: Jul 6, 2014 10:05 AM

    Must care a lot about Justin Beiber.

  4. floridaraven says: Jul 6, 2014 10:05 AM

    CJ could well be the last person on this planet from whom I’d take advice!

  5. teal379 says: Jul 6, 2014 10:06 AM

    CJ2K is about the last person I’d ever take advice from and honestly, unless he wrote this down – can you even be sure he actually said it?

  6. thevikesarebest says: Jul 6, 2014 10:08 AM

    Teddy bridgewater=offensive Rookie of the year.SKOL

  7. 4thquartermagic says: Jul 6, 2014 10:09 AM

    I like how everyone predicts he will decide to tone it down once the season starts.

    Dude couldn’t focus in for a weekend at the Manning football camp when his future was still up in the air and his image was hurting his draft stock.

  8. 700levelvet says: Jul 6, 2014 10:12 AM

    I wonder if the mouth lent him his Rosetta Stone CD… The English version

  9. blkmanwtan says: Jul 6, 2014 10:13 AM

    Not a Manziel fan at all, but I find it hilarious that people are so called worried about Manziel partying. Most of the negative comments will come from people who hate the kid and want to see him fail in life.
    Does Manziel needs to be humble? Nope
    Does Manziel needs to stop partying? Nope
    All Manziel needs to do is stay drug free and be prepared for the start of the season, not my friend or a role model for my kids. That’s my job.

  10. willnit says: Jul 6, 2014 10:15 AM

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaah. Listen to THAT guy…

  11. kwjsb says: Jul 6, 2014 10:18 AM

    Cj2K not lately
    May not be the guy to look to, talk to Chris Carter then take a hard look at Josh Gordon being “his own man”.

    Pretending to be a teenager like Beiber is not being a man, taking your responsibilities and making them a priority over parties is being a man,

  12. bnwillard says: Jul 6, 2014 10:18 AM

    I agree. Do it while you still can, Johnny. In 3 years, you’ll be so washed up, even MC Hammer wouldn’t party with you.

    This kid is Jimmy Clausen 2.0 with added hype and a silly nickname that will work against him when he inevitably flops.

  13. grruffgrruff says: Jul 6, 2014 10:27 AM

    Alcohol and Partying late on Friday & Saturday weekends do not make for elite playing on Sundays.

  14. qdog112 says: Jul 6, 2014 10:27 AM

    What a dilemma for people hate Johnson and love Manziel. How can their hate for CJ2k survive, yet agree with him that Johnny should “party on dude”?

    That’s one of them, thar conundrums.

  15. Ferdinand says: Jul 6, 2014 10:29 AM

    Please ~~~, all his future opponents think that. His irresponsible ways will make him that much easier to defeat since he’ll either flame out, be benched, be suspended or be hung over. Or just just be very under-prepared.

    Party on, Dude.

  16. fordmandalay says: Jul 6, 2014 10:31 AM

    I’m guessing that within 10 years (maybe even 5), Chris Johnson is going to be one of those guys you read about who blew all his money and is broke. While Manziel will still have tens of millions of his rich daddy’s money to be living off of.

  17. raynman49 says: Jul 6, 2014 10:36 AM

    From one genius to another. Geez!

  18. RegisHawk says: Jul 6, 2014 10:39 AM

    Is this part of Rex Ryan’s gameplan for beating the Browns this season?

  19. gratefulgecko says: Jul 6, 2014 10:51 AM

    I love the excuse-makers of Manziel. Show me one elite QB who drank and partied like that after being freshly drafted. This is not exactly the blueprint for success. The red flags are flying.

    I can’t wait for his first season.

  20. pgilbert15303 says: Jul 6, 2014 11:07 AM

    I remember as a kid reading an article that when Bobby Orr was a rookie with Beantown Bruins, a few of the guys cut him up with razor blades and knocked him around to toughen him up…

    My guess is that there will be a few defensive guys that will ride Johnny hard behind closed door.

    By September you will see a different Johnny.

  21. jasoncaruso1 says: Jul 6, 2014 11:11 AM

    He focused enough to beat Alabama and turn a garbage A&M team to an SEC powerhouse… You guys need to chill… By the way the “name one quarterback” people don’t know what they’re talking about if they think successful quarterbacks don’t party on weekends in the offseason.

  22. uglydingo says: Jul 6, 2014 11:12 AM

    Johnny plays his best when he’s in the spotlight. He appears to crave the attention – he loves it and he has no fear.
    Chris Johnson is wiser than he looks, he offered great advice. Be yourself, Johhny Football. Restore the Browns to greatness.

  23. willycents says: Jul 6, 2014 11:23 AM

    “By the way the “name one quarterback” people don’t know what they’re talking about if they think successful quarterbacks don’t party on weekends in the offseason.” Hmmmm, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Tony Romo, Steve Young. How many stories are in the press about their parties on the weekends? Surely they have been higher profile than Manziel for a significantly longer time.

  24. defscottyb says: Jul 6, 2014 11:40 AM

    Great advice Chris, make it rain up in the strip club… Lol

  25. rukkus1 says: Jul 6, 2014 11:50 AM

    It’s good to know cj is not a troll like the rest of the world

  26. medialovesthecowboys says: Jul 6, 2014 11:55 AM

    There’s a reason guys get to the NFL. They are the best. Whether that’s a product of talent or hard work. CJ is of the “talent” variety, and those guys get to the NFL, but they rarely make an impact. When defenses caught up to him, his talent couldn’t take him any further.

    Manziel has been coddled his whole life. Since the media, players, and coaches started weighing in on the issue, Manziel has responded the only way you could expect from someone who’s never been told “No” in his life.

    I like Manziel, when he’s got the hot hand he’s flat out dominant, but I think he’s out of the league inside of four years.

  27. jetsmmt says: Jul 6, 2014 11:56 AM

    I’m sorry but where exactly in the quote did Johnson say to Manziel to keep partying?

  28. babygaga19 says: Jul 6, 2014 12:34 PM

    Johnny Freakball is a classic loser, total bust in waiting. He will be out of money in 5 years and working as a bartender.

  29. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Jul 6, 2014 12:44 PM

    I think CJ2yards should tone down those gold teeth.

  30. davemvh says: Jul 6, 2014 12:49 PM

    HILARIOUS!!! a JETS player giving advice.Good one!

  31. liffie420 says: Jul 6, 2014 1:14 PM

    Look for all the love or hate you may have for Manziel and his lifestyle he is just doing what most every other just signed to a multi million dollar pro football contract would do during the few months of off time before training and the season starts. The only real difference is he made history winning the Heisman trophy as a freshman and because of that has some famous friends due to the sudden stardom from that win. Add on the fact that the press pretty much follows EVERYTHING he does more so than probably most any other pro football player who isn’t getting arrested and this is what you get. Look someone should slap him for partying with Beiber cause Beiber is the DEFINITION of D-Bag but cut the guy some slack until the season starts and lets all see what happens.

  32. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 6, 2014 1:26 PM

    I do wonder why we never hear of Johnny hanging with good looking women…. just saying

    I can’t imagine anyone willingly hanging with Bieber….

  33. mysterytonite says: Jul 6, 2014 1:44 PM

    Yeah smoke up Johnny!!! Keep hanging with Bieb’s and those 15 year old girls see where that gets you.

  34. rcali says: Jul 6, 2014 2:00 PM

    Well the Jets found their role model for their rookies.

  35. patriotsarespygaters says: Jul 6, 2014 2:01 PM

    solid jets hall of fame advice 4 a running back but he is a qb

  36. bucsorbust says: Jul 6, 2014 2:18 PM

    Johnson didn’t tell Manziel to keep partying. He told him to be his own man and to do what he wants while he can. Still, Manziel does “keep partying” at his own peril. Eerily silent are his own teammates and coaches. Is Manziel in shape at all now? Does he have his own program he’s going through? Will he turn off the sidebars when football starts? Or will we still see him out whooping it up at 3am on Mondays? What’s odd is I see all these articles about P-A-R-T-Y but not a single one about C-O-M-M-I-T-M-E-N-T. Some guys out there drafted high but didn’t do well in the NFL because they just liked having a good time more than football. Time will tell who Johnny is.

  37. bucsorbust says: Jul 6, 2014 2:22 PM

    Oh yeah, and Josh Gordon chose to keep on partying too. Fate unknown. When football starts, Johnny will probably be throwing to someone who doesn’t party so much–that is, if Johnny himself is still around to throw.

  38. johnschatzan says: Jul 6, 2014 2:26 PM

    What the hell is browns organization going to do if he doesn’t tone it down? He’s hasn’t broken any laws. What honestly can they do? They’d look like idiots if they cut him. And Johnny would be
    happier in Dallas anyway lol.

  39. wolfiereasonedlife says: Jul 6, 2014 2:29 PM

    Chris Johnson also told him to tell anyone who would listen that he could throw for 6000 yards, 60 TD’s and could out-run Vick. Remember it’s not how you play its how you run your mouth that counts.

    Rule #1, shut your mouth and play pretty.
    Rule #2, every second spent not learning the playbook is wasted.
    Rule #3, getting wasted with Bieber makes you a bad gamble.

  40. doncorleone17 says: Jul 6, 2014 2:32 PM

    I mean he’s not getting in trouble, the only thing he’s doing is living his life. Chris Johnson isn’t saying anything wrong the title of the article kind of misleading cause he only said “Be your own man” “Do what you got to do” …

  41. skolvikes28allday says: Jul 6, 2014 3:01 PM

    Just chillin with the biebs

  42. natijim235 says: Jul 6, 2014 3:06 PM

    look what it’s done for Johnsons career!!

  43. brownoholic says: Jul 6, 2014 3:12 PM

    Sounds like Johnson’s advice might just help me get my wish: Brian Hoyer starting all season.

  44. billytodd2013blbaad says: Jul 6, 2014 3:25 PM

    yep.. that’s the person i’d take advice from…lol

  45. TheDPR says: Jul 6, 2014 4:01 PM

    The idea that all young people party is a myth. This is the real world, not a 1980s John Hughes film, Sporto.

    To succeed at the highest level takes dedication to your profession. Party when you retire or when you actually win something in your profession. In the meantime, get to work.

  46. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jul 6, 2014 5:06 PM

    If Johnson thinks you shouldn’t focus on football until the season starts, I guess that explains his 4.18 yards per carry over the last five years.

  47. watermelon1 says: Jul 6, 2014 5:11 PM

    Perhaps the Browns actually told Manziel to keep leading the media on by making appearances (or “partying” as the media ties to sell) with famous people so there’s a built-in excuse for the browns to start Hoyer, which was the plan all along.

  48. simonator917 says: Jul 6, 2014 5:40 PM

    I love the excuse-makers of Manziel. Show me one elite QB who drank and partied like that after being freshly drafted. This is not exactly the blueprint for success. The red flags are flying.
    Joe Namath and Ken Stabler come to mind.

    I would really love to know what this guy has done to piss off so many people. Sounds like jealousy to me.

    Why does someone have to fail so you can feel better about your own life? I don’t get it.

  49. pcleezy717 says: Jul 6, 2014 6:26 PM

    Man. everyone is going to hard on this guy. even peyton, drew brees, tom brady… everybody has a beer and parties on the weekends. he hasnt been arrested or failed a drug test so obviously hes doing something right. hes still the first on in to practice and the last to leave so whats the big deal? who wouldnt have fun on the weekends if you suddenly started making that much money at that age?? the only reason hes news and no one else is is because this dude is watched more closely and more hyped than even Tim Tebow. Dont judge a book by its cover, soon enough we all will see how focused he is.. and my guess is very.

  50. winorlose6burgh says: Jul 6, 2014 7:30 PM

    I can’t wait to season opener when Pittsburgh welcomes him in the toughest division in football

  51. jackvcr says: Jul 6, 2014 8:04 PM

    Next year when Marcus Mariota from the Ducks is drafted, you’ll never even hear Manziel’s name.

  52. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 6, 2014 8:53 PM

    I feel uncomfortable admitting this, but I’m with Johnson on this one.

  53. smillr58 says: Jul 6, 2014 9:14 PM

    Now that johnson is in NY he hasn’t shut his mouth… Another 15 min he thinks.

  54. pgilbert15303 says: Jul 6, 2014 9:19 PM

    Have fun Johnny, but Johnny be Good. Learn your play book! Show your team you’re 100% committed to the team!

  55. ytownjoe says: Jul 6, 2014 11:06 PM

    You’re only young once.

  56. schafler says: Jul 7, 2014 1:10 PM

    Leave the poor kid alone, he knows exactly what he’s doing. After all he took the Josh Gordon rookie behavioral class and aced it.

    At this pace it won’t be long before he’ll be able to hang out with his new friends Josh Gordon and Darryl Washington. If that doesn’t work out he can hang out and learn from his owner before he goes to prison…..what a match made in heaven.

    And you wonder why Cleveland is a perennial loser…..I feel sorry for their fans.

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